Yesterday morning, far too early, we pulled our girls out of their cozy beds, dressed them in their day clothes, put them in the car and dragging a trailer filled with produce we drove all the way to Melbourne. For most of the drive it was dark, we watched the other cars and wondered where they were going and we watched as the sky slowly lightened, filled with streaky sunrise magnificence and then Saturday settled in and made itself comfortable for the day.
After a while we arrived at the Children's farm. We set up our stall, we gossiped with our farmer neighbours, we sold our produce, we bought lots of other people's produce, we chatted with our gorgeous customers, we packed up and then we drove all the way home.
An hour and a half there, five and a half hours at market and then an hour and a half home.
Home. Exhausted. All of us. Hurty tired.
We sat around for a while watching a movie and eating market olives, cheese and bread.
And then it was time to do the evening chores. All I wanted was to sit on my bum, but the taps and pumps and filters and tomatoes called. So we put on our boots and wandered down the hill.
We wandered slowly at first, dragging our feet. And then faster and faster as our bodies filled with fresh farm air, our eyes took in the beauty of where we live and our hearts felt grateful. From barely being able to walk at first, we soon found ourselves dancing, and singing and laughing like the kookaburras.
And playing in the sunflowers. And smiling. It's hard not to smile amidst such golden gorgeousness. Impossible probably.
I wont lie to you, there have been tired tears today and a bit of lying on the ground unable to move. Farming and mothering and marketing and gardening and housing in autumn feels a bit overwhelming sometimes. But when your days are filled with sunflowers and tomatoes and beans and grapes, it's hard to stay down or still for long.
Our new week kicks off tomorrow with a day off school and finishes next weekend with my parents moving here. I'm so excited. Things are about to get awesome.
I hope your new week is awesome too. And sunshiney and delicious.
Got anything exciting planned?
See ya sunflower x